Working with communities and to support refugees into higher education.Support us
Why we exist
Today, only 1 percent of eligible refugees have access to higher education, compared to 36 percent of global youth. In the Middle East, this means that 91,000 young people are missing out on higher education.
This limits their potential to become self reliant, integrate and contribute in their host communities and to help reconstruct their country to make it when they return home.
Losing your home shouldn’t mean losing your ability to learn and make the world a better place.
The student journey
We are looking at the end to end learning journey for refugees to develop programmes that help them through each step.
Step 1 Awareness
Videos, podcasts and blogs about accessing higher education, co-produced by refugees already studying and delivered through social media.
Blended workshops where participants learn about the full range of options for post-secondary education and what options suits their background and ambitions.
Step 2 Preparation
Blended workshops where participants learn how to evaluate options, how to research and apply for scholarships, and create their plan for accessing higher education.
Participants connect with a peers on their prefered higher education option to get first hand experience of the course and advice on the application and enrollement process.
English and academic skills
Classes employing participatory ‘dialogic’ pedagogies combined with access to mobile practice applications provide contextualised and accessible language learning opportunities.
Workshops to time management, presentation, independent study, extended writing skills.
Step 3 Enrollment
Prospective students receive training in creating crowdfunding profiles to raise money for for tuition fees and/or living costs. Mosaik partners with existing scholarship providers to maximise impact and coverage.
Videos, podcasts and blogs addressing social and psychological challenges faced by refugees adapting to life as students, all co-produced by refugees already studying and delivered through social media.
How we work
We use participatory methods to design to and deliver programmes alongside refugee communities. We also build partnerships with local civil society organisations to lead delivery of the programmes.
We use a combination of digital content, connected learning systems and social media to ensure these programmes are accessible and scalable.
Find out more about how we work
We believe that local leadership by civil society organisations (CSOs) and refugee communities will allow for more effective, dynamic and sustainable programmes.
We are working towards creating a network of CSOs using and contributing to a commons of open programme models and resources that support refugees into higher education.
Support refugees reassemble their educational lives
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Join our community of supporters directly helping refugees to reassemble their educational lives.
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Partner with us
We partner with local civil society organisations in the Middle East and the UK, as well as world-leading education institutions on content, research and technology.
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